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gene amplification (s) (noun), gene amplifications (pl)
A selective replication of a specific gene or genes disproportionate to their representation in the parent molecule; such as, that which occurs in specific cells in response to signals of cell development or to stresses from the environment: "In humans, gene amplification is seen more often in malignant cells."
luxury gene (s) (noun), luxury genes (pl)
In genetics, a hereditary unit consisting of a sequence of DNA which codes for a specialized function: Luxury genes are sometimes synthesized; usually, in large amounts, in particular cell types.